June 1, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 184

Welcome to issue 184 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of May 22 to 28, 2011.


The newsletter has not been posting new library announcements, but Ivan Lazar's announcement of his new wl-pprint-text library had to be an exception. Way to be creative Ivan!

Simon Marlow wrote in to announce CamHac: (Haskell Hackathon in Cambridge, UK) during August 12 to 14, 2011. Registration is free, but they are limited to 50 people, so sign up soon!

Quotes of the Week

These quotes are taken from the #haskell channel, and from the haskell/haskell-cafe mailing lists.

  • Henning Thielemann: [On a slow solution to Euler's totien function] It's declarative and may help to verify more efficient implementations.
  • KC: Librarians have been struggling for years with classifying topics; I don't imagine classifying coding libraries as any easier. :)
  • max ulidtko: [on the *group hug* thread] Wow. I just subscribed to the list just an hour ago or so, and already receiving hugs!
  • Jacek Generowicz: What would be the point of asking non-ignorant questions, unless it is a rhethorical one?
  • Ketil Malde: Being brilliant doesn't mean the absence of mental bad hair days, but merely that they happen more rarely than for the rest of us. :-)
  • AndrewMorton: I was attacked by dselect as a small child and have since avoided Debian.
  • Cale: The hardest part of writing any binding is doing something to make up for the fact that libraries written for imperative languages are typically badly designed to begin with.
  • <lambdabot> *Exception: *Exception: *Exception: <Cale> E X C E P T I O N
  • Jafet: In strict languages, you implement Haskell, then use fix as usual

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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